Claremore Daily Progress


May 21, 2013

Juanita 'Nita' Ramm

CLAREMORE — Funeral service for Juanita “Nita” Ramm will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at the Redeemer Lutheran Church. Pastor Mark Burger will officiate. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery under the direction of the Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service & Crematory. Visitation will be at the funeral home 1-8 p.m. Tuesday with family greeting friends from 6 - 8 p.m. Nita passed away Sunday, May 19, 2013 at the age of 83.

The daughter of Robert “R.C” and Grace Sparkman Payne was born September 27, 1929 in Hondo, N.M. As a young girl she was raised in the Roswell area. She attended Roswell schools Graduating in 1948. On December 15, 1948 Nita married William “Bill” Ramm in Carlsbad, New Mexico. A short time later they left New Mexico and after a couple of short stays, settled in Claremore, Oklahoma in 1964. It didn’t take Nita long to begin her working career there. With some business college experience, she began working for Mr. Farley. There she helped do book keeping and tax returns. However in the early part of the 1970’s, Nita found her calling in real estate. She earned her license and started Ramm Real Estate becoming one of the first realtors in the area. In 2011 she retired after 40 years of service. Her hobbies included raising flowers, gardening, and helping take care of the family’s once exotic animals.

She is preceded in death by parents, R.C and Grace Payne, husband, Bill Ramm, brothers, Bill and Otis Payne, and granddaughter Shawnette Hayden

Survivors include his wife Nita Ramm of the home; daughters, Sandra Karpuk and husband Mike of Boulder, Colorado, Glenda Ramm of Claremore, and Debbie Hendrix and husband Stephen of Claremore; son, Robert Ramm and wife Debi of Claremore; grandchildren, Jessica Karpuk,William Matthew Hendrix and wife, Jamie, Bailey Kay Hendrix, Lacey Jean Hendrix, Selena Marlatt and husband, Aaron, and Alyssa Burr. great-grandchildren, Aubrey, Stethen, and Parker Hayden, Tabor, Teagan and Laney Marlatt, and Jayden Burr and great-great-granddaughter, Sophie Hayden.

Memorials may be made to the Reedemer Lutheran Church Building Fund 220 N. Seminole Ave. Claremore, OK 74017. or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at 501 St. Jude Pl. Memphis, TN 38105. View and sign Nita’s online memorial at


Text Only
  • Lois Whorton

    Services for Lois Whorton will be 2 p.m., Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at MMS-Payne Funeral Home Chapel; burial will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery. Friends may visit at the funeral home on Tuesday, April 15, from 1-8 p.m. with family receiving visitors from 5-8 p.m.

    April 15, 2014

  • Jean Noreen Young

    Jean Noreen Young was born in 1938 in Defiance County, Ohio.
    She is the daughter of Fred and Ida Cook Birchmeier. She spent her early life traveling, as her dad worked on the pipeline construction projects. She was in the 4th grade when her family bought a farm in Emporia, Kan.

    April 15, 2014

  • Kenneth Wayne DeLozier, Sr.

    A celebration of the life of Kenneth Wayne DeLozier, Sr., will be 10 a.m., Wed., April 16, 2014 at First Baptist Church in Chelsea. Burial, with military honors, will follow at Chelsea Cemetery under the direction of Rice Funeral Service. Visitation will be Monday from 1-5 p.m. at the funeral home.

    April 12, 2014

  • Betty Whitfield

    Graveside service for Betty Whitfield will be 2:00p.m., Monday, April 14, 2014 at Oakhaven Memorial Gardens, under the direction of MMS-Payne Funeral Home & Cremation Service.  Bro. Sam Nichols will officiate.  Visitation will be Sunday, April 13, from 4—6.  Betty passed away on Friday, April 11, 2014 at the age of 84.

    April 12, 2014

  • James “Jimmy” Doolittle

    Memorial service  for James “Jimmy”  Doolittle will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, April 12, 2014 at the Chelsea High School Gymnasium.

    April 11, 2014

  • Johnny G. McClure

    Graveside service for Johnny G. McClure will be 10:30a.m., Saturday, April 12, 2014 at Chelsea Cemetery, under the direction of Chelsea Funeral Home and Cremation Service. Friends may visit at the funeral home on Friday, April 11, from 4-6 p.m.  Johnny passed away on Monday, April 7, 2014, at the age of 71.

    April 11, 2014

  • George Daniels

    A celebration of the life of George Daniels will be today, at 2 p.m., at Rehoboth Baptist Church.

    April 9, 2014

  • Marion “Buddy” Robertson, Sr.

    A mass of Christian burial for Marion “Buddy” Robertson, Sr. will be 9:30 a.m. Saturday, April 5, 2014 at St. Cecilia Catholic Church with Father Paul Eichoff officiating.  Burial will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery under the direction of Rice Funeral Service.  Visitation will be Friday from 3-7 with a wake and prayer vigil at 5:00 p.m. in the Chapel of the Garden at Rice Funeral Service.   Family will receive visitors at the conclusion of the prayer service.

    April 4, 2014

  • Mary Nell Gray

    Memorial service for Mary Nell Gray (Gilbert-Overstreet) will be 1 p.m., Fri., April 4, at the MMS-Payne Funeral Home Chapel with Chaplain Lonnie Sanders officiating.

    April 4, 2014

  • Donald Gene Dennis

    Memorial service for Donald Gene Dennis will be 11 a.m., Sat., April 5, at Eastern Hills Baptist Church. Services are under the direction of MMS-Payne Funeral Home & Cremation Service.
    Don passed away Friday, March 28, 2014, at his home at the age of 78.

    April 4, 2014


Severe storm season is beginning. Do you have a storm readiness plan at home?

     View Results
Featured Ads
AP Video